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Our history

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about us

TCC was founded in 1995 by Nia Higginbotham - with an aim to foster a new framework for engaging with public business and social issues - to look to hold to account those who hold power.

 

decades later, TCC continues to develop its member groups and continue with its primary remit of turning "private pain into public action". 

All those years ago, people were surprised when Nia rang out of the blue to ask to meet them for a conversation - "I wanted to know their stories, their experiences" - even now, all our actions stem from the experiences of our members, their stories, their lived experience.

From those early days, Nia aimed to build an organisation of relational power - as working together gives powerless communities a voice - a way of acting powerfully and effectively. 

TCC built power by bringing groups together, rooted in community - we decide together what issues we work on. 

The organisation aimed to build power informed by values - truthfulness, inclusion, diversity, equality, and respect for all. 

Increasingly so, perhaps, in today's society - we need to hold on to such values, alongside a willingness at times to find compromises with those who hold different views to our own.

Nia says that the main point of TCC was and is to enable anyone and everone to be a Community Leader - through training and action.To have local people have a say in the decisions affecting them. 

Over these many years, TCC  leaderd have worked on many issues, big and small - this page highlights certain key actions of the last three decades.

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1999 - recycling and incineration

One of TCC’s most famous issues. In 1999 TCC stopped an incinerator being built and instead secured recycling for Wrexham County instead.

 

TCC obtained 13,000 signatures for an alternate proposal, one which used recycling and composting instead. We worked with the NFU, local businesses, County Councillors, Community Councils, MPs, and AMs.

 

Although initially envisioned as a short-term action, by 2005 TCC had defeated three separate planning applications being championed by council officials.

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1999 - recycling and incineration

One of TCC’s most famous issues. In 1999 TCC stopped an incinerator being built and instead secured recycling for Wrexham County instead.

 

TCC obtained 13,000 signatures for an alternate proposal, one which used recycling and composting instead. We worked with the NFU, local businesses, County Councillors, Community Councils, MPs, and AMs.

 

Although initially envisioned as a short-term action, by 2005 TCC had defeated three separate planning applications being championed by council officials.

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